Aksel Lund Svindal's ski season over after knee surgery

Story highlights Svindal suffers season-ending injurySecond knee surgery in 12 months(CNN) A year after sustaining a serious knee injury on the slopes, champion skier Aksel Lund Svindal is coming to terms with another season-ending blow. "Here we go again," the Norwegian said on his Facebook page Tuesday, accompanied by a picture of him recuperating after surgery. The bad part is that it's back to the crutches and no more skiing this winter." JUST WATCHED Dramatic crashes in Kitzbühel downhill race Replay More Videos ... MUST WATCH Dramatic crashes in Kitzbühel downhill race 02:52Svindal was second in December's downhill race at Val Gardena. In January 2016, Svindal ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his right knee after a nasty fall during a race in Kitzbuhel, Austria.

January 17, 2017 15:05 UTC

New York Times Study Calls for Rapid Change in Newsroom

“We view this moment as a necessary repositioning of The Times newsroom, not as a diminishment,” they said. Within The Times newsroom, where impending staff cuts already have some employees on edge, the report is unlikely to satisfy those looking for specific guidance on their future. “If we rest on our laurels, we are going to put at risk this big lead that we have,” Mr. Leonhardt said. “It’s the single biggest message the committee delivered,” Mr. Leonhardt said. The report, Mr. Leonhardt said, was written for The Times newsroom, but it could end up providing guidance for other news organizations facing similar challenges.

January 17, 2017 15:00 UTC

A Financial Warning: If All You Have Is a Hammer, Everything Looks Like a Nail

We are surrounded by articles, advertisements and enticements prompting investors where to find the best yield, the best returns, the best investments, the best everything. Whenever you’re evaluating a particular financial option, ask the following important questions:What are the risks involved in this strategy? How does this “solution” align with your risk tolerance, time horizon and, most of all, values? Companies who sell these products will tell you all about the living benefits, the death benefits, the long-term care benefits, the potential return benefits, the tax benefits and the guaranteed benefits. You know the old saying: If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

January 17, 2017 15:00 UTC

CIA Director: Donald Trump's Nazi Germany Comments Are 'Repugnant'

Outgoing CIA Director John Brennan held nothing back in his disdain for some of President-elect Donald Trump’s vitriolic Twitter rants. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal that was published Monday, Brennan referred specifically to Trump tweeting last week about an unverified intelligence dossier that accused him, among other things, of having long-standing ties with Russia:

January 17, 2017 15:00 UTC

The Daily 202: Monica Crowley losing White House job shows that the rules of politics still apply for Donald Trump

The incoming White House chief of staff, Reince Priebus, went on national television to threaten Shaub. If the White House chief of staff had made these kinds of threats against the head of OGE when we were serving in the White House, we would have resigned immediately. (Joe Raedle/Getty)INAUGURATION IS THREE DAYS AWAY:-- Trump's inauguration is – surprisingly – shaping up to be a relatively low-key affair. President Obama plays yesterday with children on a swing set donated by the first family at a homeless shelter in Washington. -- For your radar: Outgoing White House press secretary Josh Earnest will hold his final press briefing today.

January 17, 2017 14:55 UTC

Muslim Reporter Mistaken Online As Killer's Widow Because... They're Both Named Noor?

ADVERTISEMENTThe photo of a Muslim American journalist was mistakenly attached to an online news story about the widow of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen. The only similarity between the women is that they’re both Muslim and their first names are Noor. Raw Story posted a photo of journalist Noor Tagouri in a story about Noor Salman, the widow of Mateen, who killed 49 people when he opened fire in the Pulse nightclub in Florida last June. PS: same photo you used before...lazy pic.twitter.com/2xtdcgNNgk — Noor Tagouri (@NTagouri) January 16, 2017“Wow,” said a commenter on Tagouri’s Facebook page. *LINK IN BIO* 📸: @gokateshoot A photo posted by Noor Tagouri (@ntagouri) on Sep 22, 2016 at 6:55am PDT

January 17, 2017 14:55 UTC

Should children get their tonsils taken out?

(CNN) If you're questioning whether tonsillectomy -- a surgical procedure to remove the tonsils -- can really improve sleep and throat health in children, new research suggests to cut it out. However, large tonsils in children may hinder breathing when they sleep, a problem called obstructive sleep-disordered breathing (OSDB), and they can also trap and harbor bacteria in the throat, leading to infections. These issues prompt about 530,000 children younger than 15 to have tonsillectomies each year in the United States. The studies reviewed included children with at least three infections in the previous one to three years. "For instance, you can still have a sore throat, even if you don't have your tonsils," she said.

January 17, 2017 14:54 UTC

WrestleMania 33 Buzz: Aj Styles Vs. Shane McMahon, Goldberg/Lesnar, The Rock, Mickie James

Aj Styles vs. Shane McMahonI don't believe many people saw this potential match coming. SB Nation's Cageside Seats sent out the following tweet a few days ago:Rumor Roundup (Jan. 16, 2017): Mania plans, Shane, Goldberg/Lesnar, more! According to the article, WWE is discussing a Shane McMahon vs. Aj Styles match for WrestleMania 33. Brock Lesnar vs. GoldbergThe article also mentioned that the Goldberg/Lesnar match currently planned for WrestleMania 33 is slated to be the last match of the show. Hopefully WWE doesn't rely on some sort of shocking finish, as they did at Survivor Series, as that would hurt the perception of WrestleMania 33 far more than it would help.

January 17, 2017 14:54 UTC

Here's Why Emotions Are The Secret Sauce Of Innovation

Many business leaders tell me that one of their top priorities is increasing the quality and speed of their organizational innovation. Faster and better is now being applied to innovation just as it has been applied for decades to operational excellence. When I ask those business leaders what they’re doing to create more and better innovation, they usually answer in two ways: they are hiring better people and/or they are putting in place better processes. We learned to avoid making mistakes and looking stupid. And to do all of that, we absolutely have to manage our emotions and be emotionally intelligent about our and others’ emotions since innovation is a team sport.

January 17, 2017 14:53 UTC

GM announces $1-billion investment in its U.S. factories and some new jobs

General Motors said Tuesday that it will make a $1-billion investment in its U.S. factories that will create or keep about 1,500 jobs. The investment is part of the normal process of equipping factories to build new models, and it has been planned for months, a person briefed on the matter said this week. The company also confirmed that a supplier will make components for GM's next-generation full-size pickup trucks in Michigan, moving 100 supplier jobs from Mexico to the United States. Earlier this month, Trump threatened on Twitter to tax GM for importing the compact Chevrolet Cruze. She said the company has more in common with Trump's goals on trade and jobs than differences.

January 17, 2017 14:50 UTC

Steve Harvey in 'Family Feud' with fans

Story highlights Steve Harvey upsets some fans with Trump meeting, jokes about Asian menHe offers "my humblest apology for offending anyone"(CNN) Name something Steve Harvey has done recently that is upsetting fans? The normally beloved host has run afoul of a few with his recent actions. Harvey tweeted an apology on Tuesday morning -- his 60th birthday. "I offer my humblest apology for offending anyone, particularly those in the Asian community, last week," Harvey tweeted. "It was not my intention and the humor was not meant with any malice or disrespect whatsoever."

January 17, 2017 14:48 UTC

Putin: Those who leaked Trump dossier 'worse than prostitutes'

In a speech that one-upped even some of the president-elect’s colorful Twitter commentary, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday called Donald Trump’s political enemies “worse than prostitutes” for disseminating a dubiously-sourced dossier last week alleging a relationship between Trump and the Kremlin. “They have no moral limits.”TRUMP PRAISES PUTIN OVER RESPONSE TO US SANCTIONSThe series of memos alleged that Russian intelligence had years ago secretly recorded embarrassing footage of Trump in an attempt to compromise the then-business magnate. Putin dismissed that claim as “an obvious fake.”“Trump, when he came to Moscow a few years ago, was not a politician,” Putin said. Trump has faced increasing criticism from many on the political left and some on the right for his perceived friendly relationship with Russia -- and Putin, in particular. Putin has returned the praise and expressed his own wishes to work with Trump after he takes office Friday.

January 17, 2017 14:47 UTC

Scott Pruitt Has Sued The Environmental Protection Agency 13 Times. Now He Wants To Lead It.

Activists say Trump has followed through on those threats in nominating Scott Pruitt to lead the EPA, a man who has sued the agency 13 times as Oklahoma’s attorney general. Pruitt, a climate change denier with close ties to the fossil fuel industry, has a long record of attacking the EPA and undermining environmental regulations. Under President Barack Obama, the EPA created the Clean Power Plan, which aims to cut carbon pollution from power plants. A number of EPA regulations could be rolled back or simply not enforced. Even more complicated rules like the Clean Power Plan could be severely undermined.

January 17, 2017 14:45 UTC

Sean Hannity: President Crybaby's blame game ends with whimper

President Obama continues to whine his way out of the Oval Office, continuing to blame everybody but himself for eight years of failed policies. After all, President Obama has led the way when it comes to divisive rhetoric. And not surprisingly, once President Obama got into office, he did the same thing for eight straight years. “Mike Huckabee and Sean Hannity keep talking about his bare chest, which is kind of weird. Click here for more information on Sean Hannity.

January 17, 2017 14:36 UTC

Angst Simmers in Washington as Trump Presidency Nears

But when Mr. Trump was elected, suddenly America’s divisions hit home. “Folks were pretty happy,” said Wesley Denton, the Heritage spokesman, when Mr. Trump gave them a shout-out during his recent news conference. Having described Mr. Trump as Russia’s “useful fool,” the general, 71, would never be offered a job. But with Mr. Trump openly questioning the “high confidence judgment” by the C.I.A. (Mr. Trump, by contrast, has never held public office.)

January 17, 2017 14:32 UTC

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